This weekend, the New York Hall of Science in Queens will host the Maker Faire. Margaret Honey, NYSCI's president and CEO, and Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Faire and Make magazine, talk about the event and the Maker movement.
Oobleck is cornstarch and water - a non-Newtonian fluid. that means it is both a liquid and a solid. when there is pressure on it (for example, the weight of someone running across it) it will be solid. But with no pressure it is liquidy (you could easily push your fingers through the substance).
http://makerbot.com/ and there is video of how this works at this link. see the 'in action' and 'blog' sections.
Ooblick is from a Dr. Seuss story. At a faire many years ago in LA someone was selling this and it consisted of corn starch and water.
Did she just say "oobleck"?!? As in Dr, Seuss -- Bartholomew and the Oobleck? Check it out.
I am unemployed, but I am in the process of making various things every single day.
So, even though I am not earning income, my mind and body are employed in the creation of art (in my mind anyway).
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